So today, when the 35 mph winds blew outside making it feel like 17 degrees outside, I KNEW we needed to improvise. We've been cooped up, sick, in this house for a week and a half and these kids needed to get some energy out!
Here's what you need to make your own at-home gym:
1 - The perfect workout outfits
2 - Clean the house. We were in desperate need of a straightening and the kids had fun since we made it part of our work-out game.
3 - Every good workout girl/guy needs a cool water bottle.
4 - Pick some great music. We chose some electronica/techno music from the iTunes radio which guaranteed a higher heart rate=)
5 - Kitchen condiments as weights. Use what works best for you of course. I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes and gave the kids 2 cans each of tomato paste. If you are feeling really adventurous you could probably pull out the 2Liter of juice or something like that, HA!
6 - Start with some warm-up stretches. It was hilarious to watch Zeke trying to count AND stretch AND move all at the same time=)
7 - We then worked up to some basic jumping and shuffle moves. ie. jumping like a frog to touch the sky, lunging like a leopard, shuffling like an undercover superhero...
8 - The jog around the rooms. We all took several turns being the leader and following each others motions while jogging.
9 - The cool down. Don't forget to get some water in between segments!
I must admit that I worked up a sweat by the end of it and had fun with the kids while doing it!
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